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of the george w. bush foundation board of directors, donald l. evans. [applause] >> good morning and welcome to the george w. bush presidential center and to the beautiful campus of southern methodist university in dallas, texas. i'm proud to be here with all of you here today as we dedicate this beautiful building to the american people. two years ago, we broke ground on this site and the hard work of many people is realized in the building behind me today. of course, no one has done more to make this place possible than president george w. bush and mrs. laura bush. [applause] i've had the honor of calling them my friends for more than 40 years and i've been privileged to witness firsthand the instead resolve and principled leadership of president bush. those who come here will learn about that leadership and about a consequential time in american history. researchers and scholars will study the presidential records housed in the archives. students and museum visitors will learn about the modern american presidency, first decade of the 21st century, and the story of george and laura bush. o
're going to pore through this legacy whether george w. bush likes it or not, because it has had an incredible impact on our american politics, but this is one of those bigger days. >> here we go. the first ladies, of course, starting with the current one, michelle obama. everybody loves michelle. >> mrs. hillary rodham clinton. >> mrs. barbara bush. >> mrs. roslyn carter. >> these an unusual picture in the papers tomorrow. david, what do you think? you know all these people. >> i think this is such a singular moment in our country, and it's so important in our politics, for those of us who follow politics so closely and understand the deep ideological and philosophical differences. this is a celebration of the presidency, and that doesn't just mean pomp and circumstance. it means an appreciation for what's hard about it, what's unique about it, that you are scrutinized from left and right no party your party, and there is a special bond here. these families understand it and the men we'll see understand it all too well. >> speaking of ruffles and flourishes, there it is, about t
all, bipartisan civility at the dedication of george w. bush's library and museum on the campus of southern methodist university. so much more than that. at its most fun, today was a wonderful opportunity to observe the hilarious challenge of watching everyone obligated to speak at the dedication to come up with positive things to say about george w. bush. president obama tried complimenting his personal attributes like sense of humor. >> to know the man is like the man because he's comfortable in his own skin. he knows who he is, doesn't put on any pretenses. takes his job seriously but doesn't take himself too seriously. >> president carter went with a self-deprecating joke about the election which was uncomfortable because it meant president bush probably shouldn't have been president in the first place. >> in 2000, as some of you may remember there was a disputed election for several weeks. finally, when president bush became president, they had the inauguration in washington's own schedule. i think my wife and i were the only two volunteer democrats on the platform. >> it w
george w. bush for a very candid interview. how is he doing now? >> he is comfortable in his skin. his front ends have always said that. i am a content man, he said. he knows this dedication ceremony today will restir the issues we're talking about, his response after katrina, the war in iraq. he understands all that. he says he is not trying to overshape. he con seeds any presidential library is an effort to shape some of the conversation about his legacy. he thinks people will be surprised at how objective this library is. there is a place called the decision points theater. you can see some of the advice he received. i talked to him about this. he said a lot of mistakes were made but he thinks removing saddam hussein was the right thing to do. -- look, he understands this will stir up the debate. he was very relaxed as always, pushing aside questions about legacy. he does not mind at all. he is not itching to get involved in the day-to-day conversations about politics right now. bill clinton will be jealous of the dedication weather. it was a monsoon in arkansas on that day. it will
to pay tribute to the 43rd president of the united states and dedicate officially the george w. bush presidential center. i'm chuck todd. thursday, april 25th, 2013. special edition of "the daily rundown." there's at least one thing democrats and republicans can agree on. george w. bush has a consequential presidency. the agreement usually stops there. for years as bush's popularity plummeted with the public, bush himself said he'd wait for history to judge his presidency. for more than four years, he has stayed under the radar allows himself to be a political punching bag at times. first for democrats then for republicans. but today with the unveiling of the george w. bush presidential library and museum. he begins his effort to shape history's judgment. the former president is ready to defend his most controversial decisions from the iraq war to his tax cuts. social security reform to the wall street bailout and one of the largest expanses of the federal government in decades, homeland security. the library has been designed to challenge the conventional wisdom on his presidency. b
since president obama's first election, this time for the dedication of the george w. bush library. president bush himself offered reflections on his ten tenure as decider in chief. >> not always popular but whenwhen future generations come to this library they'll find out that we stayed true to our convictions. >> michael: even if those convictions were wildly wrong irresponsible, and maybe even criminal. president obama also spoke. he spoke about his help with a.i.d.s. in africa and where he did his best. >> there are moments you make mistakes. there are times where you wish you could turn back the clock. and what i know is true about president bush and i hope my successor will say about me is that we love this country and we do our best. >> michael: the president is now doing his best to comfort the country and keep it safe. even if the wake of a major workplace disaster and the worst terrorist attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. the president went from dallas to west, texas, to comfort people there. and the bombers say they wanted to do more damage than they actually did by detonat
tonight, if i may, he's baaacd. >> president george w. bush steps back into the spotlight for the first time in a long time to dedicate his presidential library. >> jon: ha-ha- stay cool, johnny, boy. stay cool. ( laughter ) because it's the opening ser mope of the bush library. it's been four and a half years since we've seen president bush. i imagine like most expresident he's devoting himself to public service. 88-year-old jimmy carter literally pulling the last remaining guinea worms out of poor children's feet with his hands. look, what's-- what's president bush been up to? >> >> i paint two or three hours a day. ( laughter ) ( applause ) ( cheers ). >> jon: sometimes it'st seems only a gallon of paint, drown out the screams of those i've wronged. ( laughter ) plus, sometimes they let you use your fingers. ( laughter ) >> i could lay out 20 of the paintings, and you might like one. >> yeah. >> and somebody else would like another. >> but are you getting better is the question? >> i think so. but, you know, it's all in the eyes of the beholder. >> jon: sure, so, in other words, a
, george w. bush's confidence simply from one and what was about his faith that he said got him through so much? he did explain this president's success. finally, today's republicans are animated by the tea partiers, still angry at the big spending of the bush years. past of the history, foreign wars and what about religion out right? is today's g.o.p. indebted to the group that w b to roughte dance. hii'm chris matthew welcome to the show. today "the washington post's" bob woodward and "the new york times"'s and cnn's gloria borger and "time" magazine's michael duffy. first up, so much of our politics and supreme court rulings were shaped by the george w. bush presidency. the president talked about how he saw it in his dedication. >> future generations come to the library setting this administration, they will find out we stayed true to our convictions. when our freedom came under attack, we made the tough decisions required to keep the american people safe. chris: today a special extended look at the force that's propel bush, personally and politically, with foreign corespondents who cov
the fantastic team at the george w. bush center, headed by mark langdale and jim glassman and my long-time pal, donny evans. much to the delight, much to the delight of the folks who worked on this project, we have raised enough money to pay our bills. >> we have -- we have over 300,000 contributors from all 50 states, and laura and i thank you from the bottom of our hearts. this is the first time in american history that parents have seen their son's presidential library. mother, i promise to keep my area clean. barbara bush taught me to live life to the fullest, to laugh a lot and to speak my mind. a trait that sometimes got us both into trouble. dad taught me how to be a president. before that, he showed me how to be a man. and 41, it is awesome that you are here today. >> i welcome, i welcome my dear brothers and sister, as well as in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles -- all of you for joining us. our family has meant more to me than anything, and i thank you for making it so. not so long ago, this campus was home to a beautiful west texan named laura welch. when she earned her degree
collier. >>> plus, why is george w. bush front and center today. >>> security at today's nfl draft is taken to a whole new level. >>> several explosions on fuel barges and light up the night sky. >>> "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, april 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. to you, i'm richard lui. frustration is growing in the air and on the ground as more of the nation's airports are hit by long delays due to forced government budget cuts. complaints are mounting and the white house says a compromise could be on the way. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: frustration is mounting, richard, because people have to sit and wait for planes to take off. 1500 workers are sitting at home every day, furloughed, not on the job as a result of the sequester cuts. here in washington, an faa administrator was asked about that and asked why it took the agency so long to let airlines and airports know exactly who would face the hardship cuts. >> we have been talking about reduction in available controller hours of 10% for months.
george w. bush se ha mantenido en las sombras desde que entrego la casa blanca a barack obama, pero hoy reaparecio para entregar una biblioteca, contó con la presencia del actual mandatario y cuatro expresidentes >>en texas f el lugar que reunión a 4 expresidentes, para inaugurar el centro b ush. >>momentos cruciales de la presidencia de bu. h, informacion sobre la guerra en irák y afganistán. >>este termino su periodo con una popularidad muy baja. >>hoy los ex presidentes exhaltaron sus logros. >>como el apoyo a una reforma migratoria durante su gestion. >>hace siete años el presidente george w. bush comenzo la conversacion, recordandonos que somos inmigración, la reforma migratoria ha tomado más tiempo, pero estoy covencido que con el apoyo del congreso la haremos realidad. >>su ausencia es parte de la modestia del presidente george w. bush, el piensa que es mejor para el país quedarse callado. >>la reaparicion de george w. bush coincide con sus recientes declaraciones. apoya que su hermano jeff bus,h, fuera candidato. >>yo lo apoyaria seria un gran candidato. >>el país esta
folks. jon: fox news alert. the dedication of the george w. bush presidential center is underway. we are live in dallas. we will soon hear from all five living u.s. presidents. the ceremonies, the speeches, plus in-depth analysis through the next two hours. a live report on it all moments from now. but first, right now brand-new stories and breaking. jenna: we have new details in the boston marathon bombings, how the explosions were triggered, as investigators apparently hit a snag in questioning the only surviving suspect. we'll have that report for you. plus new information on the president's healthcare law could members of congress who passed it vote to exempt themselves from it? there is dedate about that happening on capitol hill. we'll break it down for you. a woman crossing the street is hit by a car and thrown to the sidewalk. her condition, what about this hit-and-run driver? all "happening now." back to texas now and our top story. we are glad you are with us, everybody. a really, truly special day here, i'm jenna lee. jon: history in the making. i'm jon scott. we are l
for the dedication of the george w. bush presidential center. nice to see them together but % too bad it's for the dedication of yet one more unnecessary presidential library. the spotlight also up in boston where more questions are raised about why the older brother had not been placed on a watch list after he got back from six months in russia particularly in the chechnya territory, and also questions about police opened fire on the younger brother when he was hiding in the boat, and it turned out he didn't have a gun. and the spotlight here in washington, d.c. with eric cantor, trying to improve the image of the republican party passed a bill that would allow people with preexisting conditions to get health care, but the tea partiers shot it down. no doubt about it who is in charge. that and much more here on current tv. now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney.
day in dallas. the george w. bush presidential library and museum opens at southern methodist university. elizabeth pran is live in washington. good morning elizabeth. >> good morning patti ann. what a rare day. not only are all living presidents together but we will sea a lot of president george w. bush who stayed out of the spotlight since his presidency. president obama speaking wednesday night saying quote regardless of political differences president bush loves his country and loves his people. the library will open today on the campus inside the sprawling facility will be memorabilia from his campaign and early days in office. there will be a full scale reproduction of the oval office but also some very personal exhibits surrounding 9-11 complete with wreckage from the world trade center. the first lady says it's very important to remember the day that certainly changed history. >> george realized the children who were on the tour with him weren't alive on september 11th. so they had no direct memory of it like all of us do. it's important i think to remind people of it.
are not reenacting a script for old times sake to celebrate the opening of the george w. bush presidential library today. this is new news breaking today. joining us now is a senior fellow for non proliferation studies and chair of nuclear and biological and chemical weapons of the economic forum. when newsbreaks like this today, the person you want to ask about it is the person who wrote "germ gambits," iraq and beyond. that would be dr. smithson. thank you for being here. >> a pleasure. >> i am no expert in this field and you are. would you tell me if i screwed up anything materially in that explanation about serin? >> no catastrophic mistakes. i can pick a few nits but let's not. >> thank you. deploying and using a chemical weapon against a civilian population or army, that's a specific thing, a specific crime. lots of other things can look like that from afar without actually being that. how do you tell if the use of chemical weapons has actually happened? >> this is one of the things this team hopefully will be able to do. the investigators for the secretary general ban ki-moon. they have a s
of directors, donald l. evans. [applause] >> good morning and welcome to the george w. bush presidential center and to the beautiful campus of southern methodist dallas, texas. i'm proud to be here with all of dedicatetoday as we this beautiful building to the american people. two years ago, we broke ground on this site and the hard work many people is realized in the building behind me today. done more no one has to make this place possible than andident george w. bush mrs. laura bush. [applause] of callinge honor them my friends for more than 40 and i've been privileged to witness firsthand the instead principled leadership of president bush. those who come here will learn leadership and about consequential time in american history. researchers and scholars will presidential records housed in the archives. students and museum visitors modernarn about the american presidency, first decade of the 21st century, and the story of george and laura bush. on the other side of this is the george w. bush institute. here, thinkers and doers are advance freedom and defend the principles that mrs. bushsid
's stopped talking. saying good-bye to m.i.t. cop sean collier. >>> george w. bush front and center today at the dedication of his library. the nfl draft is taken to another level. aun a fuel barge injured some and lights up the sky. >>> frustration is growing in the air and on the ground as more of the nation's major airports are hit by long delays due to forced government cuts. complaints are mounting. now a compromise could be on the way. tracie potts has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the white house and some lawmakers on capitol hill warming to the idea of a deal that would put the air traffic controllers 1,200 to 1,50 o a day. there have been waits up to three hours for come around the country. it's been an issue here on capitol hill. a testy exchange with one lawmaker saying they weren't given enough warning. >> we have been talking about reduction and available controller hours of 10% for months. >> but you didn't tell them which airports and which airlines. >> they should expect major impacts and facilities. >> if there is a deal and the air
. perceptions of a president can change. 35% view george w. bush in a positive light. right now there seems to be a negative judgment, but it remains to be seen if it changes over time. certainly his political legacy is going to be front and center at this library being unveiled on thursday. host: he says he hopes that jeb bush runs for president. guest: that is what a good brother should always do. all indications are that jeb bush may be thinking about a al whether he decides to make a run is something we will find out later on. we have a lot of time before 2016. there is this early jockeying taking place. we talked about rand paul earlier, marco rubio and his maneuverings. is a fascinating story, but we will not have any kind of definite conclusion for another couple of years. >> the university of texas in austin, you had the lbj library. did that impact your studies, and will we see that at smu? >> i was able to take some graduate courses affiliated with the lbj school. at the time a historian was doing additional research on lbj. the lbj library had lectures they were hosting that i wa
with. why on earth, using commonsense, has george w. bush not come to the recognition that dick cheney pulled the wool over him, moving him to do whatever cheney would have done were he formally in charge. i have a suspicion that the president knows exactly what i am talking about now and yes, dick cheney was the joker in the deck, would bring down his whole deck of cards. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, united against terror. here's the latest in the boston attacks. the a.p. reports that the accused bombers used remote detonators to set off the explosions at the marathon. early this morning, the scene of the attacks reopened to the public nine days after the attacks. and vice president joe biden joined thousands of mourners for the memorial of murdered m.i.t. police officer sean collier. the vice president spoke about the victims and the twisted motivations that drive terrorists. >> it infuriates them that we refuse to bend, refuse to change, refuse to yield to fear. the doctrine of hate and
the legacy of president george w. bush. from dallas, texas, this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. we are coming to you live from the campus of southern methodist university in dallas site of the new george w. bush presidential library and museum. the facility here will be dedicated tomorrow with all four living ex-presidents and president obama on hand. we'll have more on that in just a bit. in is a fox news alert. a major development in the boston bombing investigation. we now know that at least two american security organizations were tipped off by the russians about the alleged radicalization of one of the suspects, but no larger alarm bells went off. each day now seems to bring with it another confusing or conflicting statement from administration officials on some element of this investigation. chief intelligent correspondent kathryn herrage has the story. >> they confirm to fox news that the cia was contacted by the russian counterparts in september of 2011 with virtually the same information the fbi was given six months earlier, that the russians believe tamer
to that of president george w. bush. interesting choice there. let's listen to his conclusion. >> in barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the united states under barack obama. the boston marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the times square bomber, the ft. hood shooter, and in my own state, the little rock recruiting office shooter. in over seven years after 9/11, under george w. bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the united states? zero! we need to ask why is the obama administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the united states. >> well, that's the strangest presentation i've ever heard on this show in all the years i've been doing it. we had no terrorist reach our shores under the george w. bush administration. check back to 9/11. even in the craziest world how can you compare what happened to us on 9/11, four airplanes being hijacked and all those thousands of people being killed to all these other cases he mentions. this guy cotton i hope i never hear of again. he's not worth listening to. this guy
the legacy of former president george w. bush. casey stegall reports from dallas. emotions ran high at today's ceremony. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama, president george w. bush. >>reporter: all living former presidents on hand for the dedication of the george w. bush presidential center, including the 41st president and proud father, george h.w. bush. >> it's a great pleasure to be here to honor our son, our oldest son, and this is very special for barbara and me. >>reporter: president obama also in attendance, paying tribute to the man he followed into office. >> the first thing i found in that desk the day i took office was a letter from george, and one that demonstrated his compassion and his generosity. >>reporter: bush emotional in his address to the large crowd gathered in police released this photo of the man they say robbed a bank of america branch in elcamino reale just before 1:30 yesterday. they say he passed a threatening note and displayed the handle of a gun in his waistband. he's described as a white man in his 50s, about six feet
>> hello. i am dana perino. welcome to "up close with 43" george w. bush. i am at the george w. bush presidential center. i had the pleasure to serve with the bush administration the last two as his press secretary. many think of him as straight forward unapologetic. those are true as his press secretary i got to know him in a more personal light. tonight i will show you. up first the importance of sticking to principles. >> mr. president? >> welcome back to the oval office. >> it's a little erie. it feels like i should be preparing you for a press conference. >> exactly. >> i see you still have a clean desk. this is a good policy. >> yes, it is. >> it is erie in a sense. we made sure that the oval office looked exactly like it was during our presidency. including the flowers. >> we want people to come in here and get a sense of the majesty in the office. this is the only office in a museum where the visitor can sit behind a desk and play like you are making a phone call and have their picture taken. i think it's going to be a real attraction. >> the last day of your presidency
: the grand opening of the george w. bush presidential library. but first from fox this thursday night. new york city was on their minds for next. that's what police are saying about the accused boston marathon bombers. the cops say the brothers came one a spontaneous plot to to attack times square while they were on the run. >> we were informed by the fbi that the surviving attacker revealed that new york city was next on their list of targets. he told the fbi apparently that he and his brother had intended to drive to new york and designate additional explosives in times square. they had built these additional explosives and we know they had the capacity to carry out the attacks. >> shepard: one u.s. official tells fox news this wasn't a real plan. just something the suspects came up with with on the fly. and police say the plot quickly fell apart when the brothers ran out of gas. we have team fox coverage tonight. catherine herridge with the latest on the investigation. but, first, let's get to rick leventhal who is live in times square. what more did the cops say about this plan? >> wel
, five u.s. presidents will be in one place today for the opening of president george w. bush's presidential library, giving mr. bush a chance to reflect on his legacy. >> history will ultimately judge the decisions that were made. >> later we'll have the first images of the bush library in a tour with former first lady laura bush. >>> it is thursday, april 25th, in this special edition of "starting point" beginning right now. >> i'm christine romans in flork. we begin with breaking news. two fuel barges on fire this morning after a mass i've explosion. it all happened in mobile bay, alabama. the explosion and the fire still burning so intense firefighters have set up a one-mile safety radius. firefighters at this hour unable at this point to get near the flames. the first explosion happening just before 11:00 eastern followed by at least five more and heard up to 20 miles away. the barges are reportedly loaded with gasoline. and that's why it's keeping the fire going at this point. firefighters, the fire so fierce, firefighters can't get in there to fight it. three people hav
the red sox again. ( laughter ). and the george w. bush library is opening, except the history section. that's being retwrin. ( laughter ). then my guest michael pollan has a new book about how raw ingredients become. simple-- you puncture the wrapper and set it on high for three minutes. ( laughter ). today is the 43rd annual earth day. at that age no wonder its ice caps are receding. ( laughter ). this is the "colbert report" " captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) ( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome to the report. good to have you with us. thank you! >> stephen! stephen! stephen! stephen! stephen! >> stephen: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. please, sit down, we have to get to the news here. folks, what can i say but wow. what a weekend of news. let me catch you up. previously on the "colbert report," i told you that the f.b.i. were searching for suspect 1 and suspect 2, which they narrowe narrowed down fromt know and maybe that guy. then thursday night, right after my show aired -- coinciden
at the opening of the george w. bush library. avoid what he regards as his predecessor's mistake with iraq, our rush to war. >> the president said that if bashar al-assad uses chemical weapons, that it would cross a red line. i think it is pretty obvious that red line has been crossed. >> all long president obama has been extremely reluctant to take action in syria. he regards it as difficult and probably not in america's best interests. he is continuing with a deliberate caution that can reassure some people, but also infuriates opponents and allies. bbc news. >> developments -- i spoke a short time ago with our middle east editor jeremy bowen. he just returned from damascus. i asked if it was possible for america to establish the facts on this. >> it is a difficult thing. it is oftentimes a chaotic situation in syria. i think there would be questions about getting a team in there to produce credible evidence. they would have to go to places where fighting is going on, which are at the best of times extremely inaccessible for outsiders and always highly difficult and dangerous. >> realisticall
an hour all five former and current living presidents will gather for the dead case of the george w. bush library and museum. the quarter of a billion dollar facility sits on 23 acres of southern methodist university campus. it includes an exact replica of the oval office, a place where george bush made arguably the most controversial decision of his presidency, to go to war in iraq. >> my duty was to protect the homeland, and i made some very controversial decisions. >> have you rethought any of them? >> no, no, because we were successful in protecting the homeland. people are going to argue about whether such and such yielded information, and i'm telling you it did. >> nbc news presidential historian michael beschloss joins me and joined by wayne slater senior political writer for "the dallas morning news" and author of "bush's brain." michael, let me start with you. we saw what some of the inside of that museum looks for, the bullhorn and iconic image after 9/11. >> right. how much of this library and any library is about history, and how much is about bunnishing an image in. >> it's u
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. god bless. [ applause ] >> former president george w. bush got a little choked up in dallas. this is one of those note worthy occasions when all living presidents come together. president obama, george w. bush, george h.w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. politics and differences were put aside. there was no talk of the two wars that dominated george w. bush's team in the white house. >>> boston marathon bombings. boston was just the first target and that new york city was next. their mother gave her own spin. >> reporter: as bad as the boston bombing was, investigators say the suspects wanted more. an attack on new york city, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev planned. >> the boston marathon bombers had plans to travel to manhattan to detonate remaining bombs. >> reporter: commissioner kelly says the brothers had six improvised explosive devices to utah. the information came from interviewing surviving suspect in the hospital. the brother's mother says she expects the bombing scene was fake. >> there is paint instead of blood. made up something. >> reporter: her words go ag
of congress gathered in dallas thursday for the george w. bush presidential center dedication ceremony. it included brief remarks from george h. w. bush to spoke from a wheelchair. the bush center is located on the campus of southern methodist university. include peopley porn present issues at ground zero after 9/11 and a replica of the oval office. it opens to the public this wednesday. this is one hour and 25 minutes. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. please direct your attention to the main stage as angela turner wilson purchases "god bless america." ♪ god bless america land that i love stand beside her and guide her thru the night with a light from above from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam god bless america my home sweet home ♪ god bless america my home sweet home ♪ god bless america land that i love stand beside her and guide her thru the night with a light from above from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam god bless america my home sweet home god bless america my home sweet home ♪ \[cheers and applause] >> please
gwen: the latest on the boston bombings. the news -- the shaky senate and george w. bush's legacy. tonight on "washington week." >> whether it's al qaeda, the fatah or two twisted perverted cowardly knockoff jihadis here in boston. why do they do what they do? gwen: two weeks later, still sorting through the why's and the how's behind the boston terror attack. while no worries spring up abroad. this time in syria. >> the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in syria. specifically the chemical agent sarin. >> i think it's pretty obvious that red line has been crossed. gwen: yet another democrat abandons the senate. why other democrats are getting nervous. and in texas. >> president george w. bush. gwen: the president's club gathers to open its newest library. >> the political winds blow left and right. polls rise and fall. supporters come and go. but in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold. gwen: covering this remarkable week, martha raddatz of abc news, james kitfield of "national journal." susan davis of "usa today." and dan balz of "the w
it was the dedication of the george w. bush presidential library. [ horn honks ] ♪ ♪ [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the moist, chewy, deliciousness you desire. mmmm. thanks. at 90 calories, the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. at 90 calories, the brownie of your dreams i'll just press this, and you'll save on both. [bell dings] ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, llllet's get ready to bundlllllle... [ holding final syllable ] oh, yeah, sorry! let's get ready to bundle and save. now, that's progressive. oh, i think i broke my spleen! >> shepard: the polls rise and follow, supporters come and go but leaders are known by the visitations they hold. those word from george w. bush at the dedication of his presidential library in dallas. >> wasn't always easy and wasn't popular. one of the benefits of freedom is people can disagree. fair to say i created lots of opportunity to exercise this right but when future generations come to the library and study the administration, they'll find out we stayed true to our cop visitations. >> this is the fi
of george w. bush's new presidential library as fireworks lit up the sky. we'll have more on that ceremony a little later. >>> but for now nbc's bill kari karins, we are hoping for a great weekend. of course, we've had a tough week. >> well, yeah, a great week of weather, though, in the west. >> for the west. >> for the west it's been fantastic. especially look at these temperatures yesterday. once again, we were beautiful. as far as today goes, what we're looking at for the most part is a nice day in many areas. cooler weather, you see there in san francisco, more on-shore flow, some early-morning clouds. seattle is looking at about 61 today. a little more cloudy and on-shore flow also. medford still gorgeous. and look at the intermountain west. boise at 79. in vegas and phoenix, just getting a little more toasty and heading in a warmer direction as we get ready for that summer season. as far as what we deal with throughout the rest of the day into the weekend, there's some showers in the forecast in seattle, especially into saturday. but it's not going to drench really the entire region.
matthews in dallas for the opening of the george w. bush presidential library. leading off tonight, what could be a bombshell development in the boston marathon case. police commissioner ray kelly of new york said today the boston marathon bombing suspects were talking about going to new york and exploding their bombs in times square. we'll have that in a moment. >>> meanwhile, here in dallas, texas, four u.s. presidents teamed up to dedicate their fellow president's library. it was a day of emotion and goodwill. a day in the sun for george w. bush. the biggest news was made before the dedication even began, with barbara bush making clear her assessment of a presidential run by son, jeb, in 2016. >> it's not just four families or whatever. there are just other people out there that are very qualified and we've had enough bushes. >> we've had enough bushes. but we start with news in the boston marathon bombing case. pete williams joins us from washington. pete, this is big news in the sense that it looks like we can at least understand vaguely what these suspects had vaguely in mind for t
not pronounce a decade later. i spent all day yesterday at the george w. bush library. not once did i hear the word iraq. not once. if this crowd is so proud of the wars they pushed, why are they so afraid to remind us of the last one or pronounce the word. the bureau chief for mother james magazine. i want to start with david. you just came back from the middle east. what is happening? are we going into this war, syria? >> i think the first thing to say is that the white house is being very careful and weighing the evidence of chemical weapons used. i was just in israel. i sat with the israeli commanders as they presented their evidence, as they said nearly 100% solid in their minds syria has used chemical weapons. why is the white house waiting when president obama said this is a red line? the answer is that properly, as you were stressing, he wants to be sure of the evidence and, also, to be sure he can take it to the u.n. and international forums to have legitimacy for whatever the u.s. does. the bottom line for the u.s. continues to be trying to get the russians onboard in a negotiate
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